Sunday, 25 November 2012

My week ahead 26 November - 1 December 2012

Monday 26 November, 4pm – Culture Portfolio meeting

Tuesday 27 November, 5pm – Sidegate Primary School Full Governing Body meeting

Wednesday 28 November, 6pm – Culture and Leisure Working Group

Thursday 29 November, 6pm – Area Committee Chairs meeting

Saturday 1 December, 10am – Labour campaigning in South West Ipswich

A busy week ahead, with a meeting most nights – it is hard work running the administration but you hope the public see signs of the good work we are doing – starting building council houses again, improving the town centre- the Christmas market, new Christmas lights, defending council services. Compare that with the Tory run Suffolk County Council – street lights off (with no consultation), selling off the County Care Homes, not only supporting but aiding the setting up of Free Schools all over the county.

A sign of how much the County have run down their services (just to set 0% Council tax rise- and keep their seats) was seen at the last North East Area Committee where the young residents who spoke to the committee and the residents indicated they had not heard of the Suffolk Connections service or the careers info bar they run in Fore Street, good news for residents is that the PCC elections have shown people that the Tories can be beaten all over Suffolk.

Yesterday we selected our Labour candidate for Rushmere Ward, Ipswich – she lives in the ward, is a strong community campaigner and will take the fight to the Tories. The current Tory Councillor is Judy Terry, a cabinet member and has been heavily involved in the library fiasco. So there will few tears from Ipswich or Suffolk residents if she lost her seat.

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